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Thomas57
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WrickItRalph
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Started: 3/28/2019 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Thomas57

Con

What is a Debate?
1. Is a debate when we all still around and discussed the topic at hand?
2. Is a debate for arguments?
3. Is a debate not to find out what is true?
4. Is a debate to just shut people down and argue your point of view, That you have no knowledge about
5. Is a debate to upset the person that wants to find knowledge and understanding, Or is it just so that the con and say they are the hero's?

I feel that if you don't know and understanding the topic of the debate, Don't enter the debate, Their are people out there trying to find out information. And due to unreasonable and un-knowledgeable people, People like myself dis regard your comments as you make us angry.
okay now lets see if there are other people agree with me.
as i have put another debate on, And you got me so cross, I have also read other debates and see the con's comments, With no relation to the debate.
WrickItRalph

Pro

Put simply, A debate is two or more people positing opposing ideas. Beyond that, They come in many shapes and sizes. There are formal debates where people get to make statements at length and have an interrogation and Q&A. Sometimes a debate is two people shooting down each others arguments. Sometimes a debate just ends up being an agreeable discussion where there are few points of contention. Sometimes a debate involves one of the parties having a lack of knowledge on the subject and learning in the process.

My main point here is that people debate for different reasons. The nature of the debate itself depends heavily on the dynamic between the debaters and is influenced by the nature of the topic and the respective conducts of the debaters.

You did say a couple things that I disagree with.

You said:
"I feel that if you don't know and understanding the topic of the debate, "

So this is your opinion, Which is cool, But why is this so? I would think that as long as the debater has a strong position on the topic, That they will have something to say. Even if their argument isn't that good, The only way for them to get better is trial by fire. There is no reason for this arbitrary standard and debating the less educated on a topic is how we spread good ideas.

You said:
"People like myself dis regard your comments as you make us angry. "

This is just plain bad conduct. If you're just ignoring what your opponents and critics say, How can you ever know if your arguments have any mettle? I personally think that if my arguments are strong and true, That I can answer any question, Now matter how vacuous.

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Posted by WrickItRalph 3 years ago
WrickItRalph
wow, Double typoe. Mean to say "might" on both cases of "my" don't know how I managed that.
Posted by WrickItRalph 3 years ago
WrickItRalph
@Thomas57

Yes, Getting facts in order is nice.

But I guess at the end of the day it's Person A's logic system vs Person B's logic system.

I personally use epistemology to get to all my other beliefs.

somebody else my just use practicality.

somebody else my just flip coins.

We basically stick people's beliefs in the ring together and use rhetorical language devices to see who has the better logics.

Fair assessment?
Posted by Thomas57 3 years ago
Thomas57
Great guys point taken, We should not just use our own point of view, However a debate is when one debating what is true or not.
example Has man ever gone to the moon, According to many no, However even NASA has confirmed that its impossible to go to the moon, Why did Neil Armstrong never speak about it, But now some guys will answer and say that i been stupid not to believe it.
however if we now debate about man ever gone to the moon surely we will need to get our facts together that's what a debate is all about.
The next step is to start a topic about what a debate about a debate is about. (I agree with the comment)
Posted by melcharaz 3 years ago
melcharaz
maybe debates are just comments taken the wrong way and disputed and not at all a logical process!
Posted by WrickItRalph 3 years ago
WrickItRalph
The next step is to start a topic about what a debate about a debate is about.
Posted by Kvng_8 3 years ago
Kvng_8
A debate about debate. Interesting
Posted by Ku4nt3m 3 years ago
Ku4nt3m
"I feel that if you don't know and understanding the topic of the debate, Don't enter the debate, Their are people out there trying to find out information. And due to unreasonable and un-knowledgeable people, People like myself dis regard your comments as you make us angry" Why would someone that already knows and understands everything on certain topic (which I know, It's virtually impossible) would join the debate? I feel that on reverse, The less you know or understand about something, It's more justified to you to debate that, And in most cases, If your debater has more knowledge and understanding of the topic than you do, You learn something and they win the debate. It's a win-win.
Also, Why disregard the comments of someone that is ignorant on a specific matter instead of tackling those and try to improve that person's knowledge? Oh, And how the comments people post make you feel is your personal responsibility, Not theirs.
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